Category Archives: 2009

Hong Kong

A Happy New Surfing Year to all readers! 2010 promises to be another year of great advancement in the Internet technology field with more phones being capable of direct access at reasonable speeds. Few statistical offices rushed into the provision … Continue reading

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Germany

One of my favourite sites for the provision of good data in English used to be the Federal Statistical Office of Germany. I say ‘used to be’ as they changed the whole layout of their site some years ago and … Continue reading

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Romania

October’s review is a little late as I have just been driving on an aid convoy to Romania which takes three days driving just to get to the border! Surfing there takes less than 3 seconds to reach the website … Continue reading

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Uganda

Summer has gone in the UK so, thinking of sunshine, I ventured this month to Uganda (average temperature in September is 27.7 degrees!). Entry to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics site (http://www.ubos.org/) takes the user to a centred, fixed-width, Home … Continue reading

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The Netherlands

Entry to the Statistics Netherlands site in English is a complicated URL and so I suggest using the Dutch entry (http://www.cbs.nl) and using the language choice at the very top of the Home page. This reminds me that a company, … Continue reading

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Guyana

As the 20/20 Cricket was in action at the time of publication of the last review, one reader has suggested we travel to the Caribbean for this month. So, away from a wet and windy Wales to Guyana (http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy/). The … Continue reading

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Canada

I am often asked for references to sites that I consider to be in the lead as far as dissemination is concerned. The Statistics Canada site is usually one I would recommend (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/). The entry is to a splash page … Continue reading

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South Africa

Statistics South Africa (http://www.statssa.gov.za ) is a fixed size home page – that easily fits well within my screen. I thought some may find the text a little small and tried to increase the size – to no avail. The … Continue reading

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Denmark

The home page of Denmark Statistics (http://www.dst.dk/homeUK.aspx) is well thought out and presents a fixed format regardless of the screen properties. As with Slovenia (Feb. 2009 review), the right-hand column includes some key indictors, each with a link to the … Continue reading

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Slovenia

Back across the globe from New Zealand last month to Slovenia. The English version of the home page of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia can be found at http://www.stat.si/eng/index.asp. This home page is in fixed width presentation, … Continue reading

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New Zealand

During 2008 many of my colleagues in the statistical community – both in the UK and overseas – expressed disappointment that the series of reviews under the above title had ceased. So great was the clamour that I have decided … Continue reading

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